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Jake Odorizzi threw five scoreless innings and allowed five hits and two walks with a career-high 11 strikeouts over five innings against the Indians on Friday.
Despite posting his most dominant performance of his young career of Friday night, Odorizzi did not factor into the decision for the third time over his last four starts. He is now 1-3 with a 5.79 ERA and 1.74 WHIP which is not impressive, but if he can rack up the strikeouts similar to his previous performance, he will start to gain the trust of prospective fantasy owners. The Rays youngster will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Mariners on Wednesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender